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Oblivious

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#11 13 years ago
Count_Chocu1a;3361111umm, I am running 4 sticks in dual channel. 2- 1gig sticks in channel 1, 2- 512mb sticks in channel 2. They are reporting in at 3 gigs in dual channel according to cpu-z

Interesting. Perhaps I'm thinking of how 4 sticks run slower (333mhz) than 2 sticks (400mhz). (Or am I completely off base here?)

I recall that there was some reason where having 2x1gb was preferable to having 4x512mb. Anyone...?




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#12 13 years ago

As a rule, if you've got 4 sticks of RAM it will run at 2T timings. If you have two, it will run at 1T. Which is faster. Realistically, in terms of performance it doesn't matter. Where it does matter is that if you've got 2gb of RAM in 4x512mb you have no upgrade option other than get rid of them. With 2x1gb you do (obviously that depends on it being a board with the usual 4 DIMM slots).




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#13 13 years ago

ive found the problem! the box of kingston says, a kit of 2 pieces 512 mb... so the people of the store thought it was 2 pieces of 512 mb... making it 1024 mb... but when i put them in my computer it always said 1536 mb, guess... those arent 512 each, but 256!!!!they make total 512mb!! the program cpuz, said that my two originals were 512 mb and then kingston 256 mb... if you count everything it matches 1536mb.. i need to go back at the store and explain everything and i need to get my money back!!




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#14 13 years ago

Don't be suprised if they say no...




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#15 13 years ago

they would... the fools...




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#16 13 years ago

What? It's not faulty, it does what it says and it's fit for it's purpose (ie it's RAM of a certain type, has the capacity it showed on the box and runs at the speed it says). For a start, you've opened and used it so they can only sell it as open box, which means money down the pan for them. And maybe they gave you dodgy info, but when it comes down to it you bought it and unless you've got a recording of the conversation there's not much you can say to the contrary. :p

Depends on the store and their polcies though. They may accept the return to keep a customer happy, but I can't see how there's anything that would actually force them to take it back.




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#17 13 years ago

If it's a major retailer (like Circut City or Best Buy), and you've only had the ram for a week or so, they're gonna take it back, no questions asked. Just provide your receipt.

However, the policies are often somewhat different at small mom&pop stores or online retialers.




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#18 13 years ago

i have it from mondag evening, im going to deliver it it back tommorow with evidence of it! and the receipt! :)




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